Galloway backtracks after retweeting Holocaust denier
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Galloway backtracks after retweeting Holocaust denier

Stephen is the Jewish News' Foreign Editor

George Galloway
George Galloway

by Stephen Oryszczuk

Respect Party leader George Galloway was forced to backtrack after mistakenly retweeting a Holocaust denier this week.

Galloway was left red-faced after the Respect politician retweeted a comment from David Carter about the right-wing Henry Jackson Society before being told Carter was well-known for his Holocaust denial.

“I didn’t know that,” said Galloway, who is seeking re-election in Bradford West, after being challenged by Hertsmere Council Labour candidate Jeremy Newmark. “My views on the Holocaust are well-known: the greatest crime in history. Denying it should be a crime.”Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 10.40.56

Galloway forwarded Carter’s derogatory tweet, which implied that Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party financed the London-based think-tank.

However this was before he learned that Carter calls Holocaust denier David Irving as “one of the top three historians in the world,” suggested Zyklon B was used for de-lousing and referred to Jewish bankers and media owners as being part of a “Zionist matrix” (see collage of past tweets below)

Jonathan Arkush, Vice President of the Board of Deputies, said reports that Galloway had retweeted a Holocaust denier were of “deep concern”.

He added: “If the reports are true, he should lose no time in deleting the material from his account and issue a statement which condemns Holocaust denial and clarifies his position.”

carter collage (1)

 

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